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Forage ID Training

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Date April 26, 2018
Time 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center (PMC), 2533 County Road 65, Coffeeville, MS 38922
Registration Required Yes
Fee Description Training is free; Lunch $5.00 (cash/check), if desired


This training is to help Ag Extension Agents, USDA NRCS, State agricultural agencies, and non-government organizations throughout Mississippi better identify forage/pasture plants to optimize forage production and quality on livestock farms.

​Objective: Recognize a selection of 25 plant species important in conservation assessment, planning, and implementation. Participants will not learn how to key out plants but will learn specific characteristics of each species that will help them distinguish similar plant species. Knowledge assessments: A pre and post-test consisting of in-field recognition will be administered to each participant. A post-test grade of 75% will be required for course completion.

**Participants should bring appropriate field clothes (long pants, boots, hat, and sunscreen) and a sack lunch or $5 for BBQ lunch**

Hosting agencies: Mississippi State University Cooperative Extension Service, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

Facilitators: Dr. Rocky Lemus, MSU Extension Forage Specialist; Mr. Walter Jackson, NRCS Grazing Specialist; and Ms. Alayna Jacobs, NRCS PMC Manager

Registration:  *Ag Agents: In-service Training in the MSU-ES Intranet, Course #AG193

​Other Agencies:  *Register at https://msudafvm.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4NGzIa766O9JIY5

​Forage ID agenda, directions to the Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center (PMC), and additional information can be found in the flier below.

Additional Documents

For more information, please contact: Rocky Lemus, (662) 325-7718